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post #1 of 11 Old 05-07-2012, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Troubles in transmission land?

Got my rebel running good and to it out for a ride
I have read that people run there bike 60 + with no problems
At 40 my sounded like the rpms might be pretty high

My question is, how many gears does an 87 rebel have, I am only finding 4 and I thought there was 5. Can anyone confirm for me.

Is this fixable, assuming there is 5 or is it time for a new transmission?

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I see that it should have 5
Is there anything that could keep it from going into 5th

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It is five.
There should be nothing in the way. One down, four up.
Its possible that the linkage needs alignment.




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Thanks BG
Any quick tips on how to do that?
I have a service manual, guess it's time to start reading

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The lock nuts get loosened and you turn the rod until the levers are parallel.
Here's Cagie's diagram.




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Thanks I will give that a try, no time to mess with it tonight but I will be on it tomorrow
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Make sure you are counting gears and not just shifts because once you take off you will only shift 4 times to get into 5th gear.




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Seems to have worked, hit 5th gear and 55 mph today.
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I'm now having this problem too. Except on a 1998 model. One down, two up. All I can get in is third :S.

Do I need to re-allign the tube that runs along from the gear stick end to the gear box end?
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The lock nuts get loosened and you turn the rod until the levers are parallel.
Here's Cagie's diagram.
I have the same issue. Thank you vey much for the diagram.
I will try it this weekend.
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